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South Coast Paper celebrates anniversary

December marks the third year anniversary of South Coast Paper opening the doors of its facility in Maplesville.

The paper converting operation relocated to Maplesville after being displaced by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. “Our relocation to Maplesville has been a win-win situation,” said South Coast Paper Managing Partner, Paul Mitchell. “We are proud to be able to offer employment opportunities to citizens of Maplesville, and in turn our employees have proven to be top notch—hard working and dedicated to helping us run a world class operation.”

In a little over a year, South Coast Paper will celebrate another milestone. “It is amazing how time has flown by,” said South Coast Paper President, Kenny Loyd. “March 2010 will be our ten year anniversary of being in business. We look forward to celebrating that anniversary with Maplesville in a big way!”

The move from its facility in Hammond, La., to Maplesville has nearly doubled the company’s capacity in terms of staffing, production and warehousing. Before year end, South Coast Paper will supply an excess of 60,000 tons of paper. Three years after opening its doors, South Coast Paper has approximately fifty employees, nearly double the amount when it first moved to Maplesville.

“We have been very fortunate. The move to Maplesville has proven to be good for our company,” said Loyd. “This facility has provided us the opportunity to physically grow our company, while we continue to expand our line of products and services.”

South Coast Paper recently collaborated with Boise Inc., on a product line called ASPEN® Diverse Earth that offers premium recycled office paper, combined with a practical solution to meet environmental and supplier diversity goals. http://www.diverseearthpaper.com.

“We are constantly looking for ways to continue to grow. We work hard to produce quality products while doing our part to be environmentally aware,” said Plant Manager Dale Enfinger.

“Maplesville is now home for South Coast Paper, and we relish the opportunities to share with the community about our company. Many of us South Coast Paper employees eat lunch at the Maplesville Florist and Bake Shop on Hwy 139. Next time you see us in there be sure to pull up a chair, we would love to tell you more about what we do,” said Enfinger.